I’m Nuts About Squirrels

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I’m Nuts About Squirrels – especially when I get to use them in a papercrafting project! And it’s easy to go nuts with the Nuts about Squirrels Stamp Set.

Nuts About Squirrels by Stampin' Up! for Fall

This set features two cheeky squirrels that will look adorable scampering across any of your projects. To create this card in a hurry, I used a variation of Card Sketch #8 and and decided to let the gorgeous Blackberry Beauty Specialty Paper do all the work. (The gold foiling in this paper takes any card project up a notch!

I love the Color Combination I used on this card:

Cardmaking Color Combination in Blackberry Bliss, Cinnamon Cider and Early Espresso

The 3 colors together take adorably cute stamp images and step them up a bit to go beautifully with the patterned paper, don’t you think? Here’s how I made this card – don’t forget you can download the complete written tutorial below!


Supplies Used on this Project

Project Measurements

  • Blackberry Bliss: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” scored at 4-1/4”
  • Blackberry Bliss:  3-1/4” x 4-1/2”
  • Blackberry Beauty Paper:  4” x 5-1/4”
  • Very Vanilla:  3” x 4-1/4”
  • Very Vanilla:  4” x 5-1/4” (inside card)
  • Very Vanilla:  3” x 3” scrap for stamping

Project Instructions

1. Fold the Blackberry Bliss cardstock in half at the score line and burnish well with your Bone Folder.

2. Adhere the 4” x 5-1/4” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock inside your card.

3. Adhere the 4” x 5-1/4” piece of Blackberry Beauty to the base card.

4. Using the 3” x 4-1/4” Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the Squirrel with acorn outline image using Early Espresso ink.  Stamp the “bold” squirrel image using Cinnamon Cider ink.  Using the bold acorn images, ink the “top” of the acorn image using Early Espresso ink, tap off once on your scratch sheet and stamp onto acorn image.  Ink the “bottom” of the acorn image using Cinnamon Cider ink; tap off the ink on your scratch paper and stamp into the acorn image.

5. Stamp the branches towards the top of the Very Vanilla mat (see sample for placement) using Early Espresso ink.  

6. Ink up the bold leaf image using Cinnamon Cider ink, tap off on your scratch paper, and stamp onto branch.  Repeat as desired.

7. Ink up the “inside leave” image, ink in Early Espresso, tap off on your scratch paper and stamp inside one of the leaf images.   Repeat as desired.

8. Stamp the sentiment just to the left of the squirrel using Blackberry Bliss ink.

9. Adhere the Very Vanilla cardstock to the Blackberry Bliss mat and adhere to the base card using adhesive.

10. Using your 3” square of scrap Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the squirrel outline image using Early Espresso ink.  Stamp the bold Squirrel image using Cinnamon Cider ink and stamp onto outline image. 

11. Fussy cut out the squirrel using your Paper Snips Scissors.  Adhere to the base card onto the branch using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Nuts About Squirrels by Stampin' Up! for Fall

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